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Celebrating Black Authors for Black History Month 2024!

It’s Black History Month, and we’re diving into a celebration mode! 🎉

Join us in honoring these Tellwell authors who have breathed life into stories to be read, cherished and shared.

Monica Buchanan

Monica Buchanan, author of the book Outsider has a PhD in psychology, as well as a master’s degree and a bachelor’s degree in Women’s Studies. She continues to be enthusiastic and committed to development of strength-based community resources for adults and youths from marginalized and under-served communities, thus she remains an active volunteer.

The book Outsider is for anyone who grew up in a toxic, abusive, and unhealthy home environment where they felt like they did not belong within the family unit. It is also a book about making changes, forgiveness, and letting go.

André Wade

AndrĂ© Wade has always been a big dreamer. Humble beginnings surrounded with love, advice, and instruction—the customer service he was used to growing up. The information gathered and the stories shared will be found in AndrĂ©’s newest book: AndrĂ©’s Customer Service Soapbox: And the Work-Life Balance We Need, with guide and inspiration on what customer service can be when we put our best foot forward, and the aftermath of when we don’t. AndrĂ© Wade penned the books Shoestring Dreams and AndrĂ©’s Customer Service Soapbox.

No one dream is greater than the other, and in this first part series of three, you enter in the lives of these four students in this coming-to-age book series, Shoestring Dreams. AndrĂ©’s Customer Service Soapbox provides the readers with a different perspective on what customer service is, and how it’s applied to our work and personal life.

Viterose Van Huis

Viterose Van Huis wrote of the book Bones in the Alley shares her journey to self-awareness. She makes it clear that self-discovery is essential in the pursuit of happiness and meaning. The difficulties of her childhood in Barbados, the heroic years in America, her limited education and her uncertain circumstances, rather than hinder her, propelled her to a greater understanding.

In this book, Bones in the Alley, Viterose Van Huis shares her journey to self-awareness. She makes it clear that self-discovery is essential in the pursuit of happiness and meaning. The story portrays her strong, self-determined, unrelenting personality.

Constantine Ngara

Constantine Ngara, author of the book Does God Answer Our Prayers? is an educator, researcher, and gifted storyteller. He has taught from elementary school through high school to community colleges and universities in three continents: Africa, Canada, and the Middle East. Constantine has published a book, book chapters, and several peer-reviewed papers on giftedness and talent among students.

Does God Answer Our Prayers? is a moving testimony of the author’s quest to study abroad against odds and adversity. This book will inspire all believers waiting for a breakthrough from God.

Chelee Cromwell

Chelee Cromwell is the author of the sci-fi fantasy romance series Newbia, “NEWBIA came from a dream I dreamed for two months straight. Waking each morning with a new adventure to write. During a time in my life, when I was battling and defeating a seven-year fight towards cancer.”

The book takes us to a place that encourages the creative mind the acceptance to explore the endless impossible possibilities. Where the writing of words placed inside a book turn themselves into life. In a dimension where dreams become reality, through the chronicles of NEWBIA 

Joseph Camel

Joseph Camel authored the book Little Joe in The Big City. As a kid he would write short stories and have his siblings and cousins read them aloud for everyone to listen. He also got involved into public service, which gave him the chance to travel to many cities, giving him the idea to give kids an insight into what these places are like and hoping someday they too can travel there.

Little Joe in the Big City takes kids on an adventure to New York City, learning about the history of different landmarks. It gives kids an idea of what NYC is about, and how you can meet some really great people and new friends along the way.

Chisa Evans

Chisa C. Evans was born and raised in Thomasville, Alabama. She is one of four siblings and comes from a fairly large family, so family has always been and continues to be a priority to her. That family includes her husband and her four-legged teddy bear pup “boys” that this book is loosely based upon. Doodleville Blues is Chisa’s first children’s book.

Doodleville Blues is a tale about Alex who is forced to face all of his fears, and worse than that, he must face them alone. Will Alex continue to run away from his fears, or will he face them in order to become his own superhero?

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